A formal determination (FD) is a legally binding determination of the landward extent (boundaries) of wetlands and other surface waters as defined by Chapter 62-340, F.A.C. A formal determination is binding on the real property for which that determination is sought for as long as the determination is valid, in accordance with Sections 373.421(2) and (3), F.S.
Mining and Mitigation Banking FDs
If the project is a mine, mitigation bank, landfill, airport, power plant, transmission power line, gas pipeline, or treatment plant, the FD Petition will be processed by the Mining and Mitigation Program. In addition, for DEP-permitted projects that are larger than 10 acres, application should be submitted to the Mining and Mitigation Program.
Mining and Mitigation Program 2600 Blair Stone Road MS 3577 Tallahassee, Florida 32399
All Other Formal Determinations
FDs for commercial, residential, mixed use, ports, and roadway/bridge projects will be processed by the appropriate DEP district office or water management district. If the proposed activity will require a permit issued by a DEP district office or a water management district (WMD), the Formal Determination will be processed by that office. For DEP-permitted projects that are larger than 10 acres, application should be submitted to the Mining and Mitigation Program. Please visit the department's ERP and the WMDs page for more information.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.